The Renwick Gallery // DC Trip Pt. 4

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After my friends left DC, it was just me and my family! I spent a couple days watching my nieces and nephews while my sister and brother in law had a weekend away, then we spent the rest of my week together. I had missed living with them so much and was very happy to be back. They're my favorite people in the whole world.

On our one day out together, we decided to visit the Renwick Gallery in DC. I had been wanting to visit this museum for a long time and was so excited to go! They have some incredible displays including a rainbow, a tree, and even a marble map of the Chesapeake Bay. After we finished at the Renwick, we walked around the white house and stopped for some frozen yogurt to cool off.

And just like that, my trip to DC was over and it was time for me to fly back to Utah. Even though my family has since moved away from DC, it will always hold a very special place in my heart and I look forward to the day I get to return.


Obsessed With The Dress

I don't know if it's the fact that I am growing older that changes the way I think about fashion, or if it's the fashion industry itself that seems to be shifting. But these days, it's all about sustainable style - which I am thrilled about! Linen is one of those sustainable fabrics that not only is a smarter choice than synthetic fabrics, but it also feels amazing - especially during these warmer months.

This linen dress is from Cleo Madison, a modest dress company that provides adorable styles at an affordable price. I have had my eye on this style for a long time, and was so happy to finally get my hands on one! This dress is comfortable and keeps me cool on these hot Summer days (we're talking record breaking heat). I ordered a size up because they were out of my size, and while the dress is quite large on me, I sort of love it. It even has large pockets which are perfect for those days when you feel like skipping a purse!

dress - c/o cleo madison
shoes - c/o sven clogs
hat - target (similar)
necklace - made by mary
rings - mineral & matter

I've been obsessed with dresses this Summer, they're just the best things to wear when it's hot out. Plus, I can look nice without really trying. It's a win win!

Looking for modest Summer dresses? Be sure to stock up on some super cute styles from Cleo Madison!

P.S. This plant isn't weirdly tall, I'm just really short! haha


Simple Summer Style

I think my favorite part about Summer fashion is how simple it is. There's no need for layers and layers of clothing - all you need is a simple dress, a pair of slip-on shoes, and you're good to go! I love taking a simple Summer look and adding just a few elements that make it unique to me. With this look, I decided to add a few pops of color with my neck scarf, bracelet, and my Classic Petite Daniel Wellington Watch! Since I was also attending an event in the mountains, I brought along one of my favorite denim jackets - just in case it got cool (which, by the way, it did not).

This Daniel Wellington Watch is probably my favorite watch I own! I love how dainty and simple the design is, it really goes with anything. I also have a brown band (see that look here) that I like to swap out with the white band, to match my outfits. Be sure to use my code GENTRI15 for 15% off your entire Daniel Wellington order!

dress - nordstrom rack - gift from ariel
jacket - gap (mine is old, similar)
shoes - nordstrom
sunglasses - borrowed from ariel
necktie - madewell
bracelet - color by amber
watch - c/o daniel wellington

What are your go-to looks for Summer? Don't forget to take 15% off your next Daniel Wellington order with my code - GENTRI15!


Two Historic Houses // DC Trip Pt. 3

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On the third (and final, for my friends) day in DC, Amy, Raquel, and I first went into the city to hit up the American History Museum. This is always my favorite museum to take people to, because it holds some extremely iconic items. From Abraham Lincoln's top hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers; the hour long line we waited in to enter the museum was worth it! There was one item we had to take a group photo in front of, as it holds special meaning to us and our faith - the Sun Stone from the original Nauvoo Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

After the museum, we went out to Mt. Vernon which was George Washington's home! Here we toured the gardens and the beautiful home, took pictures with the fine fellow who stood in the puddle so we didn't have to, and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Potomac River. Afterwards, we drove back into the city to catch the White House at sunset.

After a full three days of DC exploring, I knew we were all ready for a break. So we spent the next day taking it easy with my family and celebrating Raquel's birthday. My friends left the next morning while I stayed an extra week to help out with my nieces and nephews as well as enjoy as much East Coast quality time as I could!


How I Spent my 4th of July

My favorite places in the world are always in the mountains. On the Fourth of July, while others were at parties, watching parades, and barbecuing, I was deep within the Rocky Mountains - taking in the silence, relaxing in my hammock, and enjoying the epic views! Some of my favorite things to do in the mountains are take pictures, play games with my family, explore, hike, and of course - snack!

When spending time in the mountains, away from modern conveniences, snacks have to be easy to transport from here to there, without the need for refrigeration. Some of my favorite hiking snacks are Lorissa's Kitchen protein snacks! They're made with 100% grass fed beef or antibiotic free chicken and/or pork! They're gluten free and are free from growth hormones, MSG, nitrites, and preservatives! I love that I can easily stick them in my backpack for a healthy snack anywhere and anytime.

Be sure to try Lorissa's Kitchen protein snacks out for yourself! They're high quality and so tasty!

What did you do for the Fourth of July?
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